Theme of The Game
Ogre Empire is a Betsoft game, one where they created a more elaborate design than they attempted in other mobile slots lately. The story goes that an ogre has come into a town and occupied it, so the villagers are blocked in their houses while the creature is active. It’s sleeping at night though, so then the villagers come out and go about their business.
The game is split between these two game modes, and you get some unique symbols and features from each of them. The ogre is a constant companion to the side of the reels, on the left, and he’s sitting on a house, resting his back against a taller building.
The game comes with two Flower symbols which correspond to the day and night modes, with unique symbols for the Night Mode which turn playing cards in to actual Jokers, Kings and Queens, while other symbols have Wild Logos, Diamonds, the Ogre, plates with gemstones, gold coins, the Ogre’s bat and toadstools.
Betsoft is the type of developer that goes for the unique look and theme most of the time. I enjoy that about them, the fact that you can count on finding stories about ogres occupying medieval towns, about magic shops, anglers or about Slotfathers (a nod to the Godfather).
They have their share of regular-themed slots as well, particularly in recent years, but they usually end up doing a design that will stick with you. 3D style graphics are often part of their games, the cinematics experience being something they pride themselves with, or at least they used to.
How To Play It
Ogre Empire is the type of game that will give you 25 lines and then will allow you to set up the line bet for them, nothing more. You go up and down with that setting, taking the wager from $0.01 to $1 for each line. The total bet is between $0.25 and $25.
Betsoft uses standard options for the most part, and they’re going to be available to you from the bottom of the screen. There are displays there, clearly marked buttons, and if you want to access the paytable click on the Question Mark icon, next to Spin.
The passage from Day to Night mode and the other way around is done via Sun and Moon symbols, which need to be fully visible on the reels. They also pay 4x to 6x the stake when they do so.
The Day mode has the Sun Bloom Wild Flower as its special symbol, and you will find it growing and turning up to three neighboring symbols into extra wilds.
Daytime Ogre Smash is another event that can occur at this point. The Ogre smashes the reels and allows new symbols to come and form new wins.
For Night Mode, one of the differences is that the Q and K become a Queen and a King, while the A is transformed into a Joker that has a 2x multiplier.A Night Bloom Wild Flower is present here, and it also transforms 3 symbols into wilds when it appears.
Regular wilds are available in both modes, usable as replacements for other symbols, nothing else.
The King symbols appear to be paying the most, during the Night Mode, when they take the place of the K icons. They pay $1,000 per winning combination then.
It’s not a standard mobile slot machine, and I like how they created the backstory of this game and then implemented it in a fairytale like atmosphere.